and how old are they?
and how old are they?
set and clear table
take out rubbish and recycles
make their own lunches
make their beds
keep their room clean
they are now 10 and 8, but have been doing most of this since 5~6, started simple things like setting table when 4ish
DS1 12 and DD2 10 can put on a load washing and peg it out.
but can't wash up for nuts.
DS1 can mow but he only does small spurts with daddy right there. He can cook simple meals (he loves cooking)
DD3 8 can tidy up, put folding away etc.
DS2 tidy toys
Last edited by LoveLivesHere; 20-04-2012 at 13:35.
Mine are only 2 & 3, the only thing they do so far is tidy their toys/room.
Although DD1 set the table for me last night, all of her own initiative. I was so proud of her for being so thoughtful!
dd is nearly 2 and her jobs are:
dishes in sink (plastic plate/cup)
holds the pegs/passes me the washing to hang
waters the veggie garden (more fun than anything)
'helps' me fold the washing/assemble nappies
DD is 6 and she unloads the dishwasher (I take any sharps out first), sets the table and cleans her room. Well, attempts to clean her room. She hasn't earnt many rewards stars for that one yet.
Kids 7 and over..
Dishes once a week
Put bins out
Bring bins in
Put laundry away
Make there own breaky and clean up after themselves
Help with school lunches
They get NO pocket money for these jobs either, they all live here they can all pitch in.
Toddler tidys toys and 'helps' with a spray bottle and sponge.
Last edited by Thunderstorm; 23-04-2012 at 14:50.
Ellies Mum (20-04-2012)
DS helps prepare the next days snacks by divvying up grapes or mini biscuits/muffins into containers. Makes his own bed with my help. Puts away his toys. Puts his laundry in the laundry basket.
All when he feels like it, he can be very 'helpful' or ignore me completely.
He's just turned 2.
DD is 3.5yrs. She
-makes her bed each morning
-cleans her toy room each night
-puts her dirty clothes in the laundry hamper
-puts her clean clothes away after I've folded them up
-loads her used cutlery, plates, bowls and cups into the dishwasher
-tidies up the lounge room from her 4.5month old brothers toys
-folds the cloth wipes so they fit inside a huggies box for me (she's a pro at this!)
My boys are 5 and 3.5
They clean up the toy room and any toys etc around the house
Put dirty clothes in laundry hamper
Put dirty plates etc in the sink
Tidy up loungeroom when they have been playing with cushions etc
Keep bedrooms semi-tidy (aka shove things from floor onto shelves)
Get clothes out most days (sometimes I like to choose lol) and dress themselves
Collect eggs from chook pen
Sometimes feed chooks (they are usually eating brekkie when I do that)
Put lunch and drinks in school/kindy bags
Help with dusting - they love it!
My 5yo also makes his bed some days.
ETA: they also help with food preparation by getting things from fridge and pantry, rolling dough and other cooking jobs
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